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The Back Creek Bistro

14415 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20629
410-326-9900
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Ranked #5 of 33 restaurants in Solomons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Description: www.backcreekbistro.com
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: www.backcreekbistro.com
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English first
Oakton, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Our large group of 20 friends was challenged getting to Solomons Island by extreme weather in early July, 2014. Owner Richard did his very best to work with us to during the busy 4th of July weekend to insure we had a place to dine at the end of our cruise. All agreed that their dishes were expertly prepared and... More

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place is off the beaten path but arguably has the best atmosphere and view in Solomons. Great food and they do live music some nights. A really good place to take and impress a date.

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Hollywood, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Atmosphere is upper scale, cloth napkins and ambient lighting; food is fine dining with continental flair; service hoever was slow, understaffed for a busy Saturday night

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La Plata, Maryland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I took my mom to Back Creek Bistro for Mother's Day. The menu is varied, with plenty of seafood options, and there were several enticing specials for the holiday. I ordered Champagne Scallops, and my dish was the best among our party. Cooked to perfection with a savory sauce, the scallops were to-die for! The service was... More

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Washington, DC
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant at 8:30 and they aren't supposed to close until 9:30, but they already were and said they had not had a customer since 7:30 and it's too bad we didn't come earlier. It'd be nice if they posted that on the website! It was also really hard to find the place (maybe because it was... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My husband took me there for Valentines Day Dinner. The only time they could fit us in was at 5:30. The place was not decorated for this holiday, No flowers on the table. Had lobster bisque and it was very runny with a tomatoe taste to it, it also was brought to the table with part of the soup on... More

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St. Leonard, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Dined here recently with a large party and loved the food, but was disappointed in the service. When we arrived it took 10 minutes for someone to come to our table and welcome us and ask for drink orders. The waitress also asked for our meal orders, but since we had no menus, we had to wait to get some.... More

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Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Husband and I recently dined here and were quite happy all around (food, service, view). We had a water view overlooking the Solomons Bridge. Server was attentive, and the owner checked with us to ensure we were satisfied with our experience. The oysters on the Fried Oysters appetizer were large and delicious. For an entree we each got the filet,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Love, love, love. Great menu, drinks are so good . The only thing that keeps this from being 5 stars is it's only open certain times... Hard to make reservations as you have to leave a message.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

When we looked it up for reviews and asked locally the reviews from both sources were very mixed. We however decided to try it anyway and were very pleased we did. It is located in the Calvert Marina Complex in Solomons and on the second (top) floor of a brick building looking west towares the Pautuxent R. and the Johonson... More

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